Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been making plenty of headlines with his recent return to pro wrestling. (photo by AEW)
Tyson took part in several key angles during WWE's 'attitude era' in 1998.
Twelve years later, he would appear on WWE's Monday Night Raw and land a shot to the chin of Chris Jericho.
Fast-forward to May of 2020, Tyson has resumed his feud with Jericho - this time under the banner of All Elite Wrestling [AEW].
Their storyline began this past weekend during AEW's pay-per-view event and expanded further during AEW's Wednesday Night Dynamite on TNT, which saw Tyson take part in a pull-apart brawl with Jericho and his crew. Tyson was accompanied to the ring by former UFC champions Henry Cejudo, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.
Jericho, who is currently the biggest star for AEW, is hoping to expand the Tyson storyline even further - including some form of match, whether it's boxing or wrestling.
"Obviously, the idea is to do something more. That's the thought process, I think between both parties. What that is at this moment, we're thinking and discussing. Look, Chris Jericho versus Mike Tyson in a wrestling match, in a street fight, in a boxing match, would be big," Jericho said to ESPN.
"I'm not Mike Tyson. I'm not 1/1,000th of Mike Tyson, but I've been boxing for six years. I know how to box. I could win fights on my own against people of my skill level. So if that's what he wants to do, that works too. Whatever he feels comfortable with, I can make it good. That's what I do for a living. That's what I've been doing for 30 years."
Jericho also rejected the recent claims that he's ripping off a WWE storyline, between him and Tyson, from twelve years earlier.
"[This is] a Chris Jericho angle. That's ludicrous. Anybody criticizing that this was a WWE angle and we brought it over here -- this is my life. It's my story," Jericho said.
Tyson, 53-years-old, retired from boxing in 2005. He's planning to return to the ring in a few exhibition bouts to raise money for charity.